"Round Bottle Gourd" Style Yixing Teapot 300ML

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Teapot style:"Round Bottle Gourd (Pao Zun)"  Yixing Teapot 匏尊壶

Clay type: Di Cao Qing Clay 低槽清泥

Artist: Huang Yu

Craft: Fully handmade

Strainer type: 9-hole strainer

Capacity: 300ml

Length (body only): 9cm

Height without the lid: 7cm

The "Pao Zun" refers to a drinking vessel made from a round bottle gourd. Among the many Yixing clay teapots inspired by gourd plants, the Pao Zun pot is a typical example of the plain style.  Craftsmen love this design because it naturally embodies the sentiments of rural culture, while tea drinkers are drawn to its friendly and rounded appearance. The Pao Zun pot is inspired by the shape of rural plants, giving it a strong sense of affinity.The body of the Pao Zun pot is oval-shaped, gradually narrowing towards the bottom, which is flattened and round. The pot's knob is decorated with a round bead on the lid, giving it a lively and vivid appearance. When the lid is closed, the pot becomes a harmonious whole. The spout is slightly curved, with a short and solid curve extending upwards.

About the clay: Di Cao Qing 底槽清 belongs to the group of purple clay (Zi Sha), which is located at the bottom of the mine layer. It is a high-quality ore in Zi Sha with fine and pure clay texture.  The biggest characteristic of Di Cao Qing raw ore is the presence of grey spots, known as "chicken eyes". After firing, the chicken eyes will show yellow color and yellow particles can be seen in the teapot, looks like starry points.

The big size teapot is particularly good for brewing Puer Tea and other dark teas, which there is plenty of space for the tea leaves to open and release flour evenly. 

Only one in stock, so the pot photographed is the pot you will receive.

Please Note:
We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible under the day light to show colour as real as possible – but still please be aware that different device screens can render colours and subtle tones slightly differently.

Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared before using the first time. This is called "opening the pot". It removes the dust/sand from firing the teapot.

We recommend rinsing the teapot under warm water two or three times, then wipe gently inside and outside of the pot with a new non-scratch sponge scourer to remove sediment trapped in the unglazed clay. 

Then, filling the teapot with boiling water, wait for 10 minutes, empty the pot; repeat one more time, the new Yixing teapot is ready for use.

Daily cleaning and seasoning

Empty the leaves after each use, rinse with boiling water, drain, wipe water away with clean soft cloth, and then lid off, place the body upside, let it air dry for one or two days. 

Do not ever use any detergent or soap than water to clean the pot. 

Do not let the potcome into contact with other strong smell such as cooking fume, cigarette smoke, perfume.

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